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Finding Aid for the Herbert J. Wrightson Collection , 1887-1949
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Herbert J. Wrightson Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1949
    Collection number: 97
    Creator: Wrightson, Herbert J.
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript, published and reprinted publications of music
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Herbert J. Wrightson Collection, 97, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Herbert James Wrightson was born on Dec. 20, 1869 in Sunderland, England; studied at the Leipzig Conservatory with Salomon Jadassohn and Carl Reinecke; settled in the U.S. in 1897; taught in Philadelphia, Chicago, and elsewhere; works include a symphony, 15 organ pieces, 29 piano works, and 144 songs, some included in various hymnals; published Elements of the theory of music (1921); he died on Dec. 24, 1949 in West Lebanon, N.Y.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscript, published and reprinted publications of music by Herbert J. Wrightson, including SATB octavos, sheet music, and anthologies of works for chorus, voice and piano, organ solo and piano solo.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Wrightson, Herbert J. (Herbert James), 1869-1949--Archives.
    Composers--United States--Archival resources.
    Songs with piano--Scores.
    Organ music.